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STEPHANIE

Florence, AL, United States | Member Since 2010

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  • 51 reviews
  • 116 ratings
  • 1 titles in library
  • 12 purchased in 2014
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  • Run the Risk

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Lori Foster
    • Narrated By Jim Frangione
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (309)
    Performance
    (275)
    Story
    (276)

    When Detective Logan Riske goes undercover to find Pepper Yates, a potential link to his best friend's unsolved murder, he vows to gain her cooperation by any means necessary. But the elusive beauty is more suspicious - and in far more danger - than he expected. And the last thing Logan needs is to start caring for her.... Pepper has spent the past five years dodging the corrupt club owner who will stop at nothing to keep her silenced. She can trust no one, not even the handsome new "construction worker" who's moved in next door.

    CAROLYN says: "Bk1 of L.F. new series delivers a first class plot"
    "It was so-so."
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    Would you be willing to try another book from Lori Foster? Why or why not?

    I will try another Lori Foster book, if there's nothing else.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Jim Frangione?

    Yes, he did a good job with a good range,


    Do you think Run the Risk needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    If there is a follow up book. I will not read it...well maybe if it was free or again, nothing else to do.


    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Fallen SEAL Legacy: SEAL Brotherhood, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Sharon Hamilton
    • Narrated By J. D. Hart
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (57)
    Performance
    (53)
    Story
    (54)

    Nebraska born and bred Navy SEAL Calvin "Coop" Cooper, after his own family has perished in a tornado, is ordered to meet the family of a prominent San Diego psychiatrist.

    Johnny says: "Finally, romance with a sexy male voice narrator."
    "Not as good as reviews said"
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    What did you like best about Fallen SEAL Legacy? What did you like least?

    The story line had good possibilities but fell short. They would fight and the next second they'd but back together and then they'd fight and the cycle would continue.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Sharon Hamilton again?

    No I really thought I would enjoy this but was really disappointed. If there is another on sale I may give it another try but it would have to be a 3.95.


    Have you listened to any of J. D. Hart’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Never listen to but he did a good job.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Hollow: Sign of Seven, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Nora Roberts
    • Narrated By Marie Caliendo
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (538)
    Performance
    (271)
    Story
    (269)

    For Fox, Caleb, Gage and the other residents of Hawkins Hollow, the number seven portends doom - ever since, as boys, they freed a demon trapped for centuries when their blood spilled upon The Pagan Stone.

    Josaphine says: "Great Story...but"
    "Narrator ruined it!"
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    What disappointed you about The Hollow?

    This is the worst narrator ever. The females sound like spoiled cheerleaders. Just for reference if reading about a demon making you see a pitcher of blood instead of beer, she made it sound like a Valley girl who broke a nail, that's when I gave up.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Marie Caliendo?

    Anyone else


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Anger in the way it was ruined, I have read the book and enjoyed it. The terrible narration may have ruined it for me forever. When I went to my bookshelves and got it out to read I found I could because I kept hearing that whinny voice in my head.


    Any additional comments?

    I am returning this one ASAP. I try not to do return many but I want my credit back!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Collector

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Nora Roberts
    • Narrated By Julia Whelan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1434)
    Performance
    (1284)
    Story
    (1304)

    From #1 New York Times-best-selling author Nora Roberts comes a novel of a woman who needs nothing, a man who sees everything, and the web of deceit, greed, and danger that brings them together - and that could tear them apart… As a professional house-sitter and freelance writer, nothing ties Lila Emerson down - not her work, not a home, and definitely not a relationship. She spends her life moving from one job to the next, sometimes crashing at a friend 's Manhattan apartment. And though she can appreciate her clients ' extraordinary homes, their expensive collections, and their adorable pets, Lila has never longed for possessions of her own. Everything she has, including her heart, is portable.

    Elaine says: "One of Nora's best in years"
    "Really enjoyed this one."
    Overall
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    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Collector?

    Everything Lila did was memorable. A true free spirit who was so clever, she and Ash are such an unlikely pair but the way Nora Roberts wrote it made it work.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I was almost a "one sit listen" but it did have a few boring parts which could have been omitted.


    Any additional comments?

    The plot was predictable. The good character development made it worth the credit. However, the story should have had some sort of twist to it and it would have had a 5 star.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Internal Affairs: Harlequin Intrigue Series

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Alana Matthews
    • Narrated By Connie Terwilliger
    Overall
    (22)
    Performance
    (18)
    Story
    (17)

    When the call came in over the radio, Sheriff's Deputy Rafe Franco thought he would be responding to a typical domestic dispute. But he didn't know that the perp was St. Louis's most notorious mobster - or that the victim was his college sweetheart, Lisa Tobin. Now, as Rafe is drawn into a web of crime and danger, he discovers that his feelings for Lisa are stronger than ever. And her three-year-old daughter, Chloe, is melting his heart in ways he'd never imagined possible. But Lisa's ex is a powerful sociopath who will stop at nothing to get her back - or destroy her.

    Molly says: "Lisa will do anything to get away from HIM~ 5 STAR"
    "Yawn"
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    Would you try another book from Alana Matthews and/or Connie Terwilliger?

    Not likely to do either one. The narration was alright, if the story hadn't bored me so much it may have rated more stars.


    Any additional comments?

    This was a "I'll give it a chance" book. I should have given another one a try.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Midnight Man

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Lisa Marie Rice
    • Narrated By Alexandra R. Josephs
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (338)
    Performance
    (312)
    Story
    (308)

    Interior decorator Suzanne Barron's new tenant is the most dangerously sexy man she's ever met. Navy Commander John Huntington, a former SEAL (aka 'Midnight Man') works best under cover of darkness. Within hours of meeting him, Suzanne has wild, no-holds barred sex with John, then panics at the depth of her passionate response to such a powerful and dangerous warrior. Suzanne doesn't do sex like that. John is definitely someone she needs to avoid for her own peace of mind. But when killers come for her, Suzanne knows she can turn to only one man.

    Lia says: "A hot and sexy listen! Recommended""
    "I really wanted to like this."
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    What disappointed you about Midnight Man?

    The story and characters were poorly written...actually what story there was could have been told in 30 minutes. It was 8 hours of sex, badly written sex.


    What was most disappointing about Lisa Marie Rice’s story?

    I'm not sure this one was even written by her. The whole thing was a disappointment.


    Did Alexandra R. Josephs do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    She did an ok job of narrating but John voice was somehow off. Of course there wasn't even a character developed even to have a personality.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    The only redeeming quality was when it finally ended.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Ransom: Highlands' Lairds, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs)
    • By Julie Garwood
    • Narrated By Susan Duerden
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (518)
    Performance
    (479)
    Story
    (484)

    In the dark days after the death of Richard the Lionhearted, lives and lands would fall into upheaval at the hands of a power-hungry British ruler and his violent minions. One victim of the scourge is innocent Gillian, who is a mere child when the cruel and ambitious Baron Alford slaughters her father and tears her family apart. Alford, determined to recover a jeweled box for the despotic King John, is furious when the precious treasure slips through his fingers - only to be lost for more than a decade.

    DARA says: "Love the Highlands' Lairds"
    "Book form so much better."
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    What did you love best about Ransom?

    This is my favorite historical romance book, everything was good about it.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    Narration did not do justice.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Voices got on my nerves to much to do a one sitting.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Stealing Shadows

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Kay Hooper
    • Narrated By Cristine McMurdo-Wallis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (221)
    Performance
    (203)
    Story
    (203)

    From best-selling author Kay Hooper comes a thrilling tale with a paranormal bent and a touch of romance. Cassie Neill has a powerful but troubling gift. She can see inside the minds of serial killers as they are planning their crimes. Tormented by her ability, she takes refuge in a secluded North Carolina town. But there’s no escaping her visions, and when a body surfaces just where she predicted, Cassie is suddenly a suspect.

    MEOWx4 says: "Good story, bad narration"
    "So-so"
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    It was a forgettable story, characters were under developed.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    The ending was blah just like the rest of the book, again not good but not bad.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Cristine McMurdo-Wallis?

    Anybody else, no range of voices, well not a good range, they all sounded to old.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Nope!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Forged in Ash: A Red-Hot SEALs Novel, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Trish McCallan
    • Narrated By Luke Daniels
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (146)
    Performance
    (135)
    Story
    (134)

    Kait Winchester inherited a special gift from her Arapaho ancestors: She can heal with her touch. And there is no one she would like to get her hands on more than the super-sexy SEAL who seems determined to ignore their off-the-charts chemistry. When the wounded warrior finally seeks her help, she’s ready to nurse him back to health…and into her bed.

    Karen says: "Second Book Better Than First!"
    "Well worth it!"
    Overall
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    What other book might you compare Forged in Ash to and why?

    Sort of like Maya Banks KGI series.


    Have you listened to any of Luke Daniels’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    This was the first book by this narrator, it was a great range and I really enjoyed him.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I did listen to it in one sitting.


    Any additional comments?

    The only down side was it didn't finish the mission, I'm sure the next book will finish it out. The relationship was finished so I don't mean that wasn't left unclosed. It also jumped to different story lines, and as soon as I had to know what would happen next it jumped back.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Striking Distance: I-Team Series, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Pamela Clare
    • Narrated By Kaleo Griffith
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (157)
    Performance
    (140)
    Story
    (140)

    TV reporter Laura Nilsson, known as the "Baghdad Babe," spent eighteen months in an Al-Qaeda compound after being kidnapped live on the air. Two years later, she's still wondering why.No mission in Javier Corbray's fourteen years as a Navy SEAL affected him the way Laura's rescue did.

    Beth says: "No Strikes, it's a homerun!"
    "This one is so-so."
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    Where does Striking Distance rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This one was my least favorite so far. Pamela Claire's endings usually make me cry but this one fell short.


    What does Kaleo Griffith bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Kaleo Griffith does an amazing narrative as always.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No, plot didn't live up to my exceptions.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Midnight Rainbow

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Linda Howard
    • Narrated By Brenda Sweeney
    Overall
    (71)
    Performance
    (66)
    Story
    (66)

    A romance in the jungle - Grant Sullivan, tough, masculine and handsome, is a retired military expert entrusted with a mission in the Costa Rican jungle - to find hostage and socialite Jane Hamilton Greer. When Grant rescues her in a rather cavalier and physical fashion, no love is lost between them. But gradually, their mutual attraction and passion becomes apparent and the jungle smolders in more ways than one.

    blackdog says: "Narrator nightmare"
    "Didn't live up to my Linda Howard"
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    Would you try another book from Linda Howard and/or Brenda Sweeney?

    Will definitely listen to Linda Howard, wasn't the best narrator...something was "off" about her voices, I didn't think she was believable.


    Any additional comments?

    It wasn't my favorite...but it wasn't my least favorite.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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